Apple fires first salvo in patient EHR’s

KEY TAKEAWAY: On Wednesday, Apple released the test version of a new product that lets users download their health records, store them safely and show them to a doctor, caregiver or friend. “We view the future as consumers owning their own health data,”  Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said in an interview with CNBC.  Imagine, actually giving consumers what they want! Continue reading

Apple enters mobile health

UnknownPOST SUMMARY: Apple took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyze users’ health data, part of a suite of new features outlined for its computing and mobile software, at its annual developers’ conference on Monday. Called “Healthkit,” it will pull together data such as blood pressure and weight, collected by a growing plethora of healthcare apps on the iPhone or iPad, Apple executives told developers. Here are the implications. Continue reading